Pup season for Elephant Seals

Posted by Christine, December 24, 2014
This pup was born December 12. That’s early. Usually, the first birth is around December 20. He’s already a great attraction at Piedras Blancas.

Some of the young males seals approached her, eager to breed, even though she’s a month from being receptive to them. The senior bull nearby, apparently sleeping, nevertheless, kept an eye on the situation. She chased them off but he raised an eyelid and looked over, and they settled down.

Soon two other pregnant females joined her in the maternity ward.

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